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Sunday, May 1, 2016

May Country Fair Blog Party 2016

Whew!  The month of April flew by!  We have been super busy with corn planting, cow breeding, a mother in law in a critical care unit in Wichita and I don't remember everything else.  The good news is most of the farm work is "caught up"  there is still plenty to do though.  My mother in law is on the mend and starting to cause trouble again.  :)  I found some great new recipes and  to try in the April Country Fair Blog Party. 

What have you been up to lately?  I would love to know!  Share you blog posts with our party after you see my favorites for the month. 

Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats Spinach Tortellini Salad
spinach tortellini salad ( 


I can't wait to see what great recipes, projects, farm stories and more are linked up this month.  Don't forget to follow each of my beautiful co-hosts as you link up 1-3 posts this month.

Please add this button to your side bar or your post, so every one know that you are linking up to our party.
Country Fair Blog Party

If you have been featured as one of our champions, we now have a purple ribbon for you to proudly display on your champion post.
Country Fair Blog Part

Please be kind and follow your hosts for this party:

A Kansas Farm Mom

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Strawberry Farmer Math

In an effort to make math more interesting for kids and to make my kids understand that math really is important, I have started a series of Farmer Math questions to go along with the Flat Aggie reports.  These are patterned after the blog Bedtime Math. Some of the questions are easy enough for pre-schoolers and sometimes I come up with some to even challenge high school seniors.

These questions follow the report Flat Aggie Enjoys North  Carolina Strawberries.  Additional educational materials can be found in the post All About Strawberries.

1.  The average strawberry flower has 6 petals.  How many petals do three flowers have?

2. Strawberry farmers plant 15,000 plants per acre.  How many plants does Flat Aggie need to plant on 3 acres?

3. How many plants does Flat Aggie need to plant 46 acres?

4.  The average strawberry production for strawberries is 25,000 pounds per acre.
A) How many pounds of strawberries can be produced on 3.5 acres?
B)  How many strawberries in tons?

5.  The average at seed had 175 seeds on the outside.  How many seeds on would there be on 38 strawberries?
ANSWERS: 1.) 18 petals  2.) 45,000 plants. 3.) 690,000 plants 4.) A) 7,625,000 pounds B) 3812.5 5.) 6,650 seeds

If you are a teacher or homeschooler that would like more information to go with the Flat Aggie reports, send me a message on my contact form.  Along with the report and the Farmer Math questions, we send each teacher an additional page of activities, crossword puzzles and sometimes a few hands on activities.

-A Kansas Farm Mom